An application for a licence to explore for shale gas in south west County Fermanagh has prompted questions and opposition among anti-fracking campaigners and local people.
Opponents of fracking called today on the Scottish government to ban fracking “once and for all”.
A panel of judges at an internationally-recognised tribunal has urged the United Nations to ban fracking.
A committee of the United Nations has recommended the UK government consider a complete ban on fracking.
The actor and UN human rights champion, Amber Heard, is among a group of campaigners, academics and environmentalists who are urging the United Nations today to ban fracking to protect the health of women in the UK.
Campaigners delivered a letter to Downing Street this afternoon, signed by more than 8,000 people, calling for an immediate halt on fracking in the UK.
Friends of the Earth has called for a ban on the use of acid to stimulate the flow of oil and gas in onshore wells.